Rainton Meadows


Welcome to Rainton Meadows! Come along and visit our beautiful nature reserve, escape for a few hours of tranquility and enjoy a leisurely stroll in the peace and quiet. Perhaps catch a glimpse of our wildlife or enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in our coffee shop – don’t miss the great … [Read more...]

Our Purpose


Durham Wildlife Trust’s purpose is to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation in County Durham, the City of Sunderland and the Boroughs of Gateshead, South Tyneside and Darlington. From town to country, it provides opportunities for enjoyment, education and inspiration. The Trust manages … [Read more...]

Corporate Support

Corporate Support

We offer corporate memberships to businesses wishing to support our cause and help us make a real difference for people and wildlife across the region. There are three different support packages available that will develop a relationship to benefit both the Trust and the corporate supporter, … [Read more...]

Low Barns Visitor Center

Low Barns

Welcome to Low Barns! Low Barns is a valuable wetland reserve and one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites, located adjacent to the River Wear. The reserve has become important for wildlife due to the wide range of habitats including wet woodland, grassland, open water and river … [Read more...]